WHAT IS SPIRITUAL AWARENESS?

MEANING

We actively seek meaning.

MINDFULNESS

We are present.

SOLIDARITY

We value the company of others.

Spiritually aware people often have greater sense of meaning and higher levels of personal growth. Dr Harold G Koenig of Duke University concluded, based on an exhaustive analysis of more than 1500 reputable medical studies, that “people who are more religious and pray more have better mental and physical health” he went on to say that spiritual people, those who pursue divine assistance,” cope with stress better, they experience greater well-being…”. With this research in mind, students will be encouraged to take moments to slow down and be present at camp. The Thrive approach encourages students to find their place, to know that they belong in a community and have a meaningful role to play. Spending time with their peers outside of the four walls of their classroom allows students to unify on deeper levels and truly come to value each other’s company.

“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”- Mother Theresa